Actor Santiago Cabrera said that when he first met about taking on the role of Cristobal “Chris” Rios in the first season of “Star Trek: Picard“He wanted to make it clear that he wasn’t just remaking the same old character type.
If the people who worked to create this series aren’t careful, Rios could be Han Solo’s version of “Star Trek” from “Star Wars“Or Starbuck’s”Battlestar Galactica“Or even Wolverine from the X-Men. Rios is still a nimble loner who occasionally plays cards or cuts cigars — like the other three — but Cabrera and the writers have made him so much more.
“There has to be something like… these characters are so big… bigger than life,” Cabrera said. “So is the history of Star Trek. So he needs to live up to that. We have to find something in there… something unique… something that makes him different. Even though it’s familiar, there must be something unique there. ”
Cabrera Working on ‘Picard’
Cabrera said on the call that the show’s second season is quite different from the first for a couple of reasons. Fans won’t have to spend time and practice meeting the characters for the first time (in the case of Raffi, Elnor, Sojiand Rios) or find out where the character has been in the last 20 years (Seven and Picard).
“You know, you’re investing more in it,” Cabrera said. “A lot of things land in different ways. There’s a lot of ‘I know these people’ feelings – between us. So it’s great. The good thing is that you both have more story, can dig deeper and more places to go, and at the same time you want to find new colors, a new layer, a new storyline. We certainly found some interesting content in Season 2”
Rios and the rest of the main cast on “Picard” Consists of Allison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi), Jeri Ryan (Seven), and Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), find themselves in some kind of situation with Q, which requires time travel to the past. Thanks to the Trailer “Picard”Fans know a little about the adventure the crew will have in what looks like the present – the 2020s.
‘Picard’ Part 2
Cabrera hints that fans can expect a real adventure from Season Two.
“For me, it felt like we hit the ground running,” Cabrera said. “It’s just an action, and I also think the details of how we relate to each other are much deeper. And we all had to discover something new too. “
“I can only speak for myself. But there’s a whole new side to Rios that we see. He has another journey and an arc that will eventually pay off.”
Since part of Rios’ journey was going back in time, Cabrera shared that his character and that of his teammates were all affected by the experience.
“Audiences enjoy these characters when you’re not from here, but you have to pretend you are,” Cabrera said. “It was fun to play. And then also to be able to shine a light on what we’re going through to what’s really happening in the world we live in today. “
“Also, in the eyes of these characters come from a world that is like, in many ways… where there is more mutual acceptance and respect. It is a much more evolved aspect of humans and of sentient beings in general. “
“It’s like they’re going backwards, and they’re saying, ‘I can’t believe this is happening today,'” Cabrera said. “It is wonderful in both respects to shine a mirror into reality today and also to be able to do with ideas that do not exist today.”
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